This morning I drove out to the Delta to visit my friend Amber. We've known each other since junior high, though don't see each other very often (for which I have no good excuse, but will say that we really should see each other more often!). Anyway, she's having a baby next month (seriously, this is a baby year, EVERYONE is having babies, it's insane) and I was out of town for the shower so I took the gift over there, plus it was an excuse to sit around and gab for a few hours, which was fun. I enjoyed the visit, hope to do it again soon. :-)
Anyway, while heading down a remote little farm road along the way, I noticed that way up ahead of me the road was obstructed with something... It readily became apparent that a herd of Longhorns was being driven down the road. Cool! Not sure where they were going, it was an area of vineyards and orchards, but there must have been pastures back off the road somewhere. Anyway, I pulled up to the pickup truck that was on the other side of the road, fully prepared to be told to sit and wait (which would have been fine) or to turn around (also fine, but he'd have to give me some directions) but to my surprise the man said "this could take a while, go ahead and drive through them, just go real slow, they won't bother you." Okay!!! So I did. And around that time I remembered my camera was in my purse. I really should have just stopped and shot a bunch of good reference photos but I was so excited about driving my li'l car through a herd of Longhorns that it sort of didn't occur to me to do that.
I like the Delta. It's pretty, it's a little cooler (hey, it's where the Delta Breeze comes from!). The Delta is an area of several towns to the west of here, takes me about 45 minutes to get to A's house. It's a land of orchards, fields, vineyards, rivers, and bridges. I don't think I'd ever feel safe living that close to the rivers though. River, levee, house, all right next to each other. Nope, that's too close. I grew up along a river, but the house was maybe a half mile up from the river and on much higher ground (though the lower property flooded a few times.) That was close enough!
Because someone might wonder, no that's not a real scorpion. It was a gift. :-)
Tonight I watched the movie "Marley and Me". Oh those animal movies always make me CRY!!!!!!